Tag Archives: Love

A Ritual for Peace

If there were ever worthier cause than this, then tell me please. To start and think how each and every step we take will mark the ground. Enduring footprints, howsoever small, one day will rise in thousands, coalesce into a … Continue reading

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Little Big Man

(for Samuel Leon Anstie) This fragile earth, on which we so depend is strewn with evidence that life portends a choreography of happenstance. Your shoes were made for your own special dance. When you appeared and shone the warmest light, … Continue reading

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The Major

On the night before the battle,
a letter to his wife still wets the eyes
and we shed tears two hundred years on. Continue reading

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Beginnings and Endings

(for Kath) Your words, those words you found so readily, that bound more hearts than we can count, that longed to procreate, transforming stress and suffering into new-born life and unbound joy; a baby girl or baby boy, maybe both … Continue reading

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But You

(for Barbara) There couldn’t be, there could never be anyone so flawed and yet pluperfect any other being, so dissonant, yet in harmony with an Earth full of strife, yet bursting with life full of hope, and love, and integrity and … Continue reading

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Venus and The Crescent Moon

An area of high pressure heralded the clearest starlit sky that befell the northern hemisphere. No news or talk of it; no questions why, except among the experts and the poets. I saw her there, shimmering, a vision unexpectedly imbued, … Continue reading

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